Fred: The Show

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FЯED: THE SHOW
Fred The Show logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Lucas Cruikshank
Starring Lucas Cruikshank
Jake Weary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lucas Cruikshank
Brian Robbins
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Michael Green
Gary Binkow
Evan Weiss
Producer(s) Don Dunn
Sheryl Levine
Carter Hansen
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Varsity Pictures
The Collective
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release January 16 – August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)
Chronology
Preceded by Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Followed by Fred 3: Camp Fred
External links
Website

Fred: The Show (stylized as FЯED: THE SHOW) is an American television series, created by Lucas Cruikshank that originally aired on Nickelodeon, in the United States from January 16 to August 3, 2012.[1] Lucas Cruikshank, Daniella Monet, Jake Weary, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Stephanie Courtney reprise their roles from Fred: The Movie and Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. A series preview aired on January 16, 2012 and the show officially premiered on February 5, 2012. Fred: The Show came to production after the success of Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. The show was cancelled after one season due to low ratings and poor reviews from critics.

Synopsis[edit]

The show follows the adventures of Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) aged 16 years old in his daily life with crazy schemes and adventures.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. Viewers
(millions)
1"Love Potion"Jonathan JudgeLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinJanuary 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)1013.69[4]

Fred develops a crush on the new student Nicolette, so he makes a love potion for his science fair project, but when he tries to spray Nicolette, Kevin gets in the way!

Guest star: Kate Brochu as Nicolette

Note: This episodes was shown as a special preview on January 16, 2012.
2"Evil Fred, Part 1"Jonathan JudgeDrew HancockFebruary 5, 2012 (2012-02-05)[5]1053.12[6]

The neighbors have witnessed Fred committing petty crimes. As Fred declares his innocence, nobody believes him.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha
3"Evil Fred, Part 2"Jonathan JudgeDrew HancockFebruary 5, 2012 (2012-02-05)[7]1063.12[6]

Nobody believes that Fred is innocent, and Fred thinks that there is an evil Fred running around. He then sees Kevin doing bad things dressed like him, and he suspects evil Fred is Kevin. He then tries to get even with Fred by doing good things dressed like Kevin.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha
4"Fred the Teen Sitter"Jonathan JudgeJosh Herman & Adam SchwartzFebruary 26, 2012 (2012-02-26)[8]1032.38[9]

Fred babysits Kevin due to Mrs. Dawg telling Kevin he can't stay home alone after throwing a party, and Fred has no experience and learns how to, all thanks to the book "How to be a Good Babysitter for Kids of All Ages".

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom
5"The Expired Cow"Jonathan JudgeDrew HancockFebruary 26, 2012 (2012-02-26)[8]1022.38[10]

Fred drinks expired milk and hallucinates that a cow is trying to destroy his cake for Home Ec. Will Fred survive the clutches of the evil Expired Cow? Absent: Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Guest star: Shayne Topp as Steve the Talking Cookie
6"Driver's Fred"Dave PayneLanny Horn & Josh SliversteinMarch 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)[8]1042.36[11]

Kevin is taking a Driver's Ed test, so he can get a driver's license, Fred wants to get a driver's license by driving but then a bank robber poses as Fred's driving instructor and Fred is forced to help him steal money.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
7"Lemon Fred"Dave PayneJimmy HibbertMarch 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)[8]1072.36[11]

Fred wants a scooter, but he doesn't have enough money, so he decides to open up a lemonade stand called Lemon Fred and creates a lemonade called the Lemon Wallop. Guest star: Dillon Lane as Fred's employee

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
8"Fred and the Scary Movie"Jonathan JudgeJosh Herman & Adam SchwartzMarch 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)[8]1081.64[12]

Fred invites the baddest girl in school over to watch a scary movie (which he stole from Kevin) hoping to convince her that he's a rebel. Guest star: Gracie Dzienny as Holly

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
9"Best Freds Forever"Jonathan JudgeEd TreasereseMarch 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)1092.00[13]

Fred finds old pictures of Kevin and himself, as best friends. Fred then makes Kevin become his B.F.F., or else, he'll blackmail Kevin. After Fred tosses the photos, Kevin gets laughed at in school.
Guest star: Ryan Potter as Bryan,Fred's Best Friend

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
10"Six Degrees of Kevin's Bacon"Jonathan JudgeAnthony Q. FarrellMarch 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)110N/A

Fred assists Kevin after injuring him with balloons full of pudding. But turns out Kevin was faking the whole time and Fred gets revenge on Kevin by gluing him to his wheelchair and eating his ice cream sundae in front of him. Note: This episode will be the first episode to premiere on a Saturday and it will air before the 2012 Kids Choice Awards. Also this is the first episode to include a character's name other than Fred's name. Last appearance: Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha and Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom
11"The Tutor"Dave PayneLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinMarch 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)111N/A

Fred suspects that his tutor, Eloise, is a Russian spy and exposing this info trumps passing his test Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Note: The episode was originally called "Spy Day".
12"Class Election, Part 1"Jonathan JudgeLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinMarch 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)1141.69[14]

Fred runs against Kevin in a class election, which takes a nasty turn when negative attacks are made.
Special Guest star: Rachel Crow as Starr and Carlos Knight as Diesel Kevin's campaign manager.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
13"Class Election, Part 2"Jonathan JudgeLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinMarch 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)1151.93[15]

Fred and Kevin find out that Starr has been bribing people to vote for her and they join forces to make her lose the election.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
14"Fred's All-Nighter"Dave PayneDave Ihlenfeld & David WrightApril 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)[16]112N/A

Fred has to pull a all nighter so he can study for a history test he has forgotten about. As he's studying, he has trouble staying awake.
Guest star: Ryan Potter as Bryan, Fred's Best Friend
Note: This was the first episode to premiere on a Monday, promoting the "Greatest Hackin' Awesome Week Ever"!

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
15"UltraMomma"Dave PayneLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinApril 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)[16]113N/A

Fred's mother calls reality tv star Ultramom to whip him into shape.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
16"Flour Baby"Jonathan JudgeLaura HouseApril 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)[16]116N/A

Fred and Starr team up for a school assignment, which requires them to look after a sack of flour and treat it like a baby.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
17"No Clue"Dave PayneJosh Herman & Adam SchwartzApril 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)[16]117N/A

Fred tries to figure out what happened when he finds the class gerbil is dead along with the class goldfish. It's a mystery only Fred can solve! But is Fred smart enough to crack the case?

Absent: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
18"The Battle of Little Figglehorn"Dave PayneChuck HaywardApril 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)[16]118N/A

When Fred realizes that he's moving to Alaska, he does everything he can to make his last day the most awesome one, including a fight with Kevin.....

Note: After this episode, new episodes stopped airing for a while due to the filming of Fred 3: Camp Fred. This is also the only episode that Nick didn't put on the Internet after it airs.

Absent: Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
19"Fred Gets a Pet"Dave PayneDave Ihlenfeld & David WrightApril 16, 2012 (2012-04-16)[17]119N/A

Fred offers a reward for his missing pet, a housefly. But turns out Kevin found him and killed him as he gives Kevin the reward, anyway. As Fred sets up a funeral for Flapper as it turns out he isn't dead as Fred gets his money back from Kevin after Flapper attacks him. Last appearance: Daniella Monet as Bertha

Absent: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
20"A Visit From Grandma"Lance W. LanfearAmy Engelberg & Wendy EngelbergApril 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)[17]1202.85[18]

It's Fred's Grandma's birthday but soon Grandma goes missing. Fred disguises himself as his grandmother so nobody knows she's gone. Last appearance: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
21"Fred Gets Trapped"Lance W. LanfearDave Ihlenfeld & David WrightApril 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)[17]121N/A

Fred and Holly get themselves trapped in his basement and try to find a way out.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
22"Spirit of the 90's"Lance W. LanfearLaura HouseApril 30, 2012 (2012-04-30)[17]1222.64[19]

Fred worries about his school's 1990s-themed dance because he's unfamiliar with the decade, and then he has a dream where he's transported to the 1990s.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
23"Freddy and The Figglettes, Part 1"Dave PayneLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinApril 30, 2012 (2012-04-30)[17]1232.34[20]

A music producer recruits Fred to star in a music video and makes him big promises. However, Starr is suspicious about her...

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Jake Weary as Kevin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom
24"Freddy and The Figglettes, Part 2"Dave PayneLanny Horn & Josh SilversteinAugust 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)[17]1242.34[20]

When Fred realizes that his music video really does stink, he tries to make it up to his friend, Starr, when he didn't believe her.

Absent: Daniella Monet as Bertha, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Fred's Mom and Stephanie Courtney as Kevin's Mom

Broadcast[edit]

Fred: The Show premiered on January 16, 2012 in the US. The show first began showing in Canada on September 8, 2012. In Australia the premiere was on August 17, 2012. The program premiered in the UK and Ireland on August 12, 2012 on Nickelodeon. It also aired on VIVA in April 2013.

Reception[edit]

Like the films, Fred: The Show was critically panned. Common Sense Media gave the show 1 out of 5 stars and stated that Fred: The Show had "More of the same absurdity from obnoxious YouTube star."[21] Despite the negative reviews, the show attracted 3.7 million viewers with a sneak peek that aired on January 16.[22] A month later, the series premiered with 3.1 million viewers (a 16% drop)[23] However, viewers dropped a further 23% to 2.4 million for the show's second episode - which aired just four days later.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Orders A Lot More Fred & Lucas Cruikshank". Bsckids.com. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ Silberman, Lindsay (February 22, 2012). "X Factor Finalist Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Series". TV Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Villareal, Yvonne (April 13, 2012). "Rachel Crow settles into Nickelodeon gig". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cable Top 25: 'Jersey Shore,' 'Pawn Stars,' Drew Peterson Movie Top Weekly Cable Viewing". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  9. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush" Wraps Season on Top". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' & 'Bering Sea Gold' Stay On Top + 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Merlin,' 'Smackdown!' & More". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "Gold Rush Aftershow" Clings to Demo Crown". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight" Returns on Top for USA". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Smackdown" Tops Demos for Second Week". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Friday's Cable Ratings: "In Plain Sight" Claims Top Spot For USA". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
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  17. ^ a b c d e f http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/fred/listings/
  18. ^ "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom' Wins Night + 'Tosh.0', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'White Collar', 'Workaholics' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Burn Notice' Tops 'Suits', + 'Sullivan & Son', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Awkward', 'Project Runway', 'Anger Management' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Friday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, 'For Better or Worse', 'Say Yes to the Dress', 'House of Payne', 'Lost Girl', 'Shipping Wars', & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  21. ^ Ashby, Emily. "Fred: The Show - Television Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Monday, January 16, 2012 Cable Final Ratings". The Voice Of TV. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  23. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Rules Again + 'WWE RAW,' 'T.I. and Tiny,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Being Human' & Much More". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  24. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' & 'Bering Sea Gold' Stay On Top + 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Merlin,' 'Smackdown!' & More". TV By The Numbers. Archived from the original on 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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